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Reflective contour cutting

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by DrCAS, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. DrCAS

    DrCAS Member

    We have an FC8000 cutter with the optical sensing unit for contour cutting.

    The problem we are having is cutting contours on reflective vinyl. Sometimes the unit sees the registration marks and sometimes an error message stating sensing marks are not being seen. I have tried turning the sensitivity up and down with no success in getting to any degree of consistency.

    Has any one else come across this issue and, if so, what steps did you take to remedy the cutting situation?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    put white vinyl over the marks and redraw them
     
  3. signpost-boston

    signpost-boston Making America great, one sign at a time.

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    not bad. not sure if your programm allows it, but print a "yellow" box around the crop marks, a la mimaki finecut, and try that.
     
  4. edgette

    edgette Member

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    This. I use this trick on all sorts of different media including reflective, perf and chrome materials.
     
  5. miker

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    turn the lights in the room off when sensing the registration marks

    (seriously)
     
  6. DrCAS

    DrCAS Member

    I tried the lights trick already...

    I will the white vinyl and the yellow box trick.

    Thanks for the replies!
     
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